Alex Blaze

Queer music Friday - Leanne Hart

Filed By Alex Blaze | June 11, 2010 5:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Leanne Hart, queer music

Irish singer/songwriter Leanne Hart came out this week, saying that her Catholicism is why she came out so late... at 20.

I don't have a title, but here's a good recording of her playing at a bar in Dublin:

Here's her in "Something else."

Here's Leanne Hart talking with the Daily Mail about why she came out:

'I took a break from music because I was in a bad place. I was really reclusive. I lost contact with my friends. The light at the end of the tunnel was the coming out. It's not that I've never wanted to come out of the closet - I wish it wasn't an issue. But it's a difficult thing to do. A lot of people will have a different perception of you after you do come out.

'I felt like I was missing out on the social aspect of the college life. All my friends had gone straight to college from school and I didn't. I was depressed and isolated because I wasn't around people my own age and I was just playing gigs.

I had to go back to college and get my head grounded again. I felt immature. I hadn't experienced all these things that everybody else had experienced.'

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